[Advaita-l] Strive for Knowledge.
subramanya.uh at in.yokogawa.com
Wed Sep 5 01:51:33 CDT 2007
It is stated by HE Shri shri Bharati Teertha Swamiji that One can attain
Godlihood by doing the following
"If people spend their free time reading spiritual books, chanting the name
of Ishwara and performing worship of God, they will attain higher good"
I am reminded by one Stanza of "Viveka Chudamani" by Shankaracharya wherein
"Vadantu ShastrANi Yajantu Devan, Kurvantu KarmANi Bhajantu DevatAha
Atmaikya BOdhena vinApi Muktihi na sidhyati brahma shatantarEpi."
Another he says "Na Yogena na SankhyEna karmaNA nO na VidyayA,
BrahmAtmaikabOdhEna MokShaha sidhyati nAdyatha"
and many more on the same issue.
Thus I feel that one cannot attain Godlihood or Moksha just by reading
books or by chanting the Names of Ishwara or by performing the worship. They
have to remove Ajnana and realize the reality that "I am Brahman" and this
world is unreal.
However these will serve as a way/Marga to attain the 4th Purushartha.
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